§ 38. Ms Dari Taylor
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will list his Department's responsibilities with regard to the Performance and Innovation Unit. 226W
§ Mr. Alexander
As announced on 24 June, the Performance and Innovation Unitwill be brought together with the Forward Strategy Unit to form a single unit called the Strategy Unit.
The Strategy Unit will carry out long-term strategic reviews and policy analysis which can take several forms:long-term strategic reviews of major areas of policy;studies of cross-cutting policy issues;strategic audit, (eg where do the Government stand in relation to their main objectives?); andworking with Departments to promote strategic thinking and improve policy making across Whitehall.
I will support the Prime Minister by taking on a ministerial sponsorship role in relation to the work of the Strategy Unit. Lord Macdonald of Tradeston is the sponsor Minister for the current PIU project on risk and uncertainty.